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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

(May) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with William Auerbach & Rick Redondo

May 1st—May 29th

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to overcome obstacles to strengthening your mind in this 5-week course. By the end you'll be equipped with tools to establish your own meditation practice... Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

Being Brave: Live Broadcast with Pema Chödrön & Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

May 2nd—May 4th

Led by Acharya Eve Rosenthal, participate via livefeed in the Being Brave program in California with Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chodron! Continue »

Jesus and Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions - Film Screening & Discussion

with John Ankele

May 9th

Three leading figures in today’s Buddhist-Christian dialogue share their personal journeys in the new documentary exploring where Buddhist and Christian paths meet. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    Right Livelihood – Podcast Episode No. 32

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses right livelihood in the 21st Century. What is our intention? And how can that intention be the key to our happiness?  Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher Share the wealth! Tell your friends about … Continue 

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    Caring For The Enemy – Podcast Episode No. 31

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    Sangyum Agness Au presents a different way of working with challenges in our lives. How can we face our enemy, from an enlightened point of view? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Care for your friends – … Continue 

  • Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

    Falling In Love – Podcast Episode No. 30

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    Joseph Mauricio discusses what it means to confidently embody the person we want to be. How can meditation help us fall in love, with ourselves and others? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Spread the love to your … Continue